Personality and Learning
Gain insight into your preferences on each of the four dimensions of the MBTI personality assessment and the impact these have on your teaching style and the learning needs of your pupils.
Supporting Subject and Career Decisions in the Classroom
Help your pupils build the skills needed to make wise subject and career choices.
Cognitive Ability Testing to Inform Teaching
Gain a deeper understanding of the developed reasoning abilities of your pupils to support their learning and help them make wise subject and career decisions. The CAT4 measures developed rather than innate reasoning ability in the following areas:
Verbal Battery – Thinking with words: The greater part of education is presented through the verbal medium and tests of verbal reasoning have always been among the best predictors of educational progress.
Quantitative Battery – Thinking with numbers: The test battery has been designed to be minimally reliant on mathematical knowledge giving a genuine indication of the ability to think with numbers.
Non-verbal Battery – Thinking with shapes: The ability to think and reason with non-verbal material – shapes and designs. Particularly useful for identifying reasoning ability in those who battle to use words and numbers.
Spatial Ability Battery – Thinking with shape and space: Assessing how well a person can create and retain mental images of precise shapes and objects and then manipulate these in their minds. Critical to effective working in many ‘spatial’ disciplines and careers such as engineering, physical sciences, mathematics and architecture, this ability has traditionally been under-appreciated or under-assessed in schools. As spatial tests make no demands on verbal ability they can be highly effective indicators of potential in those with poor verbal skills as well as effectively identifying the weaker abilities of those who have verbal strengths, providing a more comprehensive picture.